THE drought conditions across North West Queensland are worsening as the hot weather starts to set in. Many properties will be running out of water within a month and are desperately working to drill for new stock water bores to see the cattle out until the next rains.
Northern-based Senator Ian Macdonald said he felt for the people of the North West and the hardships they were experiencing.
‘‘It is heartbreaking for the landholders, especially as many of the new bores are drilling dry and many people would be wondering whether all of the effort they put into their properties is worth it. I encourage landowners to carry on. Their efforts are respected, and the new federal government will be working hard to help out where possible,’’ Senator Macdonald said.
‘‘The state government has been working hard to unwind the perverse policies put in place by the previous Labor government and, to date, they are doing a good job for rural Queensland.’’